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to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is not always our lieutenant governor, of course he needs to introduction -- no, i get to say someth
the world. we have to make sure our education system lifts them to their highest aspirations. when the society ages, it tends to -- it declines. that is the big demographic imperative. i was reviewing one of my favorite books on the roman republic. how did this village on the tiber grow to be the absolute leader of the known world in a few hundred years? it expanded its territory by plunder, by what ever. details. it was not pretty. [laughter] it added people, it kept getting bigger and incorporated the people and to roman citizenship. it became very consolidated, expanding group of energetic people. and they'll work. they were not just a bunch of talkers, they were doing. -- there were doers. -- they were doers. we have to consolidate on this. we have to find the common path that will enable us to make the investments and undergo the sacrifice that is required because it is not all ice cream and cake here. you have to curtail consumption. whether it is a business or household. in terms of -- the free sector. it is still the same game. looking out for the future, saving for tomorr
education and jobs and surl celebration and bring to you jesse jackson who will speak to you and how we pay the price for peace in this city. [applause] >> amos, are you presenting me with the quilt? i want my quilt. i want my quilt. i am delighted to be here with you today. so many years ago i met -- dr. king and i went to minnesota and reverend amos was then pastoring in minnesota before the snow chased him to san francisco and knew dr. king and his father and had a class in moore house of seven students. dr. brown and members of the class and knew them before and before then and he brings a lean yaj of struggle to the table every time he speaks with tremendous morale authority and stroke couldn't stop him for fight wg great power. [applause] i want to thank mayor ed lee for convening the family. for all the times we think of leading from the front. often you lead from the center. you have the power to convene the family, to look at a family crisis and think it through, and it figure it out, and if we can get out of our own's self way we might find solutions to a problem that is
of the indian education act. she has moved beyond the limits of her duties for the families in her district. she spends time volunteers for all community functions that the alliance puts on. the families that she serves remember her fondly and all that she did for them. she offered her talents to powwows, food booths, graduations and dinners and let's watch a video on gwen stirrer. >> i am [inaudible] known as the keepers of the western door. they're on the western side of new york and they're the biggest of the tribes. i'm the one -- i'm the one that creeks that runs through our reservation now. indian community -- there was nothing in the beginning. for 20 years that i work in the school district helping the children understand that their heritage was important, and important to be proud of being indian, and so that gave them reasons to study harder and to be a better student and stay in school. where you come from is important and what your background is and your family, so we have to have indian education. i don't think i'm a hero. i just had a job to do, and did it with the chi
, the bully project, and we have been bringing the film and educating, training professional development largely thriewr our partnership with them and provides that to school districts and classrooms across the country for free, so educators can sign up, and if they agree to do the training and to take it seriously and embed it with the kids and the adults in the community we provide them with oftentimes busing, but often free tickets so they can see the film outside of school and make it an event and that is our project "1 million kids". we're doing it in a big way here in the bay area thanks to the leadership in this community. yep and oakland and all over. it's just awesome and in cleveland and right now we have 13,000 students across the basin in salt lake city are seeing it, and does have impact and the impact is largely i would say it creates a sense of agreement. the biggest thing that bully does or the big service the film has is gives everyone a unified collective science of agreement to which they roll up the sleeves and get busy creating change and has been really exciting
justice and people say "that's san francisco" and we believe that a right to a education is i social justice issue and if you deny that you're denying their civil rights. that's how we feel about being proactive. now there is a line of demarcation happens and we want to be proactive i know jill is looking at me. when the event happens and there is harm that occurs we believe in restorative practices and repairing the harm. we don't believe in kicks kids out of school. that's not a solution. we are an educational institution. we go through this process and the perpetrator understands the damage and make it right to the victim. it's not okay shake hands. it's a whole process. you talk about it and process what is happening and people follow up on that, so we very much believe in this restorative process in san francisco and how do we know? because of the indicators that should be going up are going up and the others are going down. our truancies are down. suspensions are down and students in class is going up. thank you for being here. [applause] >> okay. that's okay. you ju
killed by the taliban for promoting girls' education was released from the hospital today. the attack in october led to worldwide condemnation, and an outpouring of sympathy for her cause. nbc's keir simmons has more tonight. >> reporter: malala walking from the hospital today. a strong woman, her doctors say, making excellent progress. in pictures released by the hospital, the affection of her nurses is evident. >> i think it's fantastic news she has come out of the hospital. and it's actually particularly a relief to her family. >> reporter: family members in the uk have visited regularly but doctors decided living with them would help her recovery. >> they were finding it difficult to properly educate her in the hospital. so they wanted her to be even more with the family, because only father and mother were allowed every day. >> reporter: just three months ago in pakistan, malala was near death, shot in the head by the taliban. they were angered by her campaign for women's education. >> if you can help us, please help. >> reporter: instead of killing her, they made this teenage gi
that the education system must instill the value of strong minds and that brings strong change. take your child to school. meet your child's teachers. exchange numbers. turn the tv off at night. take a report card every nine weeks and take your child to religious celebration once a week. most of the violence is from the bottom up, not top down. mothers say something like "i'm going to beat you boy. i'm going to beat you so the police don't have to do it one day". it was their own way of saying get some home training, some home cultivation is a big fact in the social order and we must restore homes but unemployed parents don't do as good job as parents with jobs. i'm all about welfare back to work. there are four steps involved. one the parents must have day care. if you leave the child without day care you're called an unfit parent and are arrested. you need day care. you need transportation and job training and a job. you need those four steps. what gives you an advantage in san francisco with the mayor across the bay and mayor lee here you have leaders that care. we have leaders h
for education certainly. annette has more now from sacramento governor brown says the budget deficit has been wiped out. and per pupil spending will go up almost 2700 dollars by 2016 under controversial proposal to give schools more money if they have higher numbers of low income and non-english speaking students. >> growing up in compton or richmond is not like it is to grow up in los gatos or beverly history or piedmont. >>reporter: higher education will see bump of 2000 dollars or so per student in the same time period. all thanks to rebounding economy and california voters for approving the tax hike under proposition 30 last november. >> they voted for the tax measure. putting money natural schools as i said but we are also not going to play the game of spending money we didn't vishtion the budget plan includes 1 billion dollar rainy day fund while democrat like the blue print proposal also drew cautious praise from republic kaichbilitys i think the governor deserves credit for advance ago budget plan that gemly imposes fiscal restraint when we need it. >>reporter: some were disappoi
. governor brown says california needs to start investing more in education than in prison. in sacramento abc 7 news. >> perhaps, one more note from sacramento. a bill is in the works to give state workers back a holiday. if it passes state government will shut down and instead for native american bayday. the move reyou've r storing a day lawmakers took away in 2009. they currently have 11 paid holidays each year. >> two new san francisco supervisors were sworn in today. >> congratulations. >> and there they are. london joined four reelected superviseors serving for the next four years. the board named david hsu as president for a third time. >> bay area medical marijuana dispensary billing itself as nation's largest has won another round senate fit to stay open and refused to order harborside health center to stop selling pot. the government tries to prove that sent jer illegal, and must close. the landlords in oakland and san jose say they're at risk as long as pot is sold in their building because the attorney threatened to seize the rental properties fit continues to operate. >> fbi agent
, but not exclusively in those cities. we really are looking for some of the best practices in education and workforce development, in integration of diverse populations and affordability and quality of life issues in cities and regions and also -- and sustainability, in which encompasses a broad range of things. it's primarily environmental sustainability. the overarching theme which i think is particularly pertinent here in the bay area is regional governance and cooperation where we try to emphasize move each of our cities that they really need to figure out in their broader economic region, not just within their city limits. so how do you coordinate with the communities around you to advance some of these policy issues, whether it's transportation, environmental improvements, economic development, education systems, workforce training, etc. these are some of the issues that we really want to publicize the best practices so that practitioners such as ourselves can bring these ideas back home and really move an issue forward. i think here in the bay area, bringing this group of four european experts
at the deficit problem. it gives $2.7 billion from education through kindergarten through community college. the systems will get an additional $250 million each. it expands healthcare under the healthcare reform and leaves a billion dollars in reserve. the governor's plan to increase public education funding also includes social engineering, poorer districts will get more than other ones. david louie has more. >> west contra costa knows hardship. they got a $46 million bailout and laid off teachers long before the budget crisis. now it has paid off the loan it is getting a shot in the arm. in announcing $2.7 billion in increased funding for public education. >> in richmond, it's not like growing up in los gatos or beverly hills. >> they want to give those hire amounts. julie says it's critical because 70% of the 30,000 students are minority, some of them are still learning english. >> you have to understand that education is the foundation for everything. without that money, without that foundation, we're going to see problems in the future. so fixing it now helps. >> reporter: school dist
. it is a campaign to educate residents of real meaning of the word. >> my jihad is to stay fit despite my schedule. what is yours? that is part of the muni because ad. a group put 35 ads on buses in san francisco. >> the intention of the campaign is to educate our fellow americans about what the word "jihad" means. >> the executive director of the area office. >> a common misconception is it means armed struggle or holy war but that is something that has been perpetrated by many who have made years out of pushing antimuslim sentiment. >> i asked the muni riders if they knew the definition. >> holy war. >> religious war. >> the dictionary calls it a holy war but a second definition is much more appropriate. >> the proper meaning of jihad is to struggle. that's it. for many, that is anything from building relationships with neighbors to making it to work on time or doing better on a diet. >> it has been engrained it has negative connotation that is rooted in people. for the idea to change it would take more than people talking about it. >> the ads remain on the buses through the third week of januar
are carrying messages of jihad, but it's not what you might think. it's a campaign to try to educate residents about the real meaning of the word. it began in chicago. it's now reached the bay area. abc7 news reporter explains. >> my jihad is to stay fit despite my busy and he. that's the statement on the side of this muni bus. it's part of an educational campaign created by care, the council on islamic relations. >> the intention of the campaign is to educate our fellow americans about what the word jihad means. >> she is the executive director of care's bay area office. >> a common misconception of the word jihad is it means armed struggle or holy war. and that is something that has been perpetrated by many who have made careers out of pushing anti-islamic sentiment. >> i asked muni riders if they knew the deafcision of jihad. >> religious war. >> a holy war. >> webster defines it as a holy war but there's a second definition that is more appropriate. >> the proper meaning, as many of us describe it, is to struggle and that's it. for many that is anything from building relationships with our
's a campaign to try to educate residents about the real meaning of the word. it began in chicago. it's now reached the bay area. abc7 news reporter explains. >> my jihad is to stay fit despite my busy and he. -- schedule. what's yours? that's the statement on the side of this muni bus. it's part of an educational campaign created by c.a.r.e., the council on american islamic relations. the group has put 35ads on buses rolling through san francisco. >> the intention of the campaign is to educate our fellow americans about what the word jihad means. >> she is the executive director of c.a.r.e.'s bay area office. >> a common misconception of the word jihad is it means armed struggle or holy war. and that is something that has been perpetrated by many who have made careers out of pushing anti-islamic sentiment. >> i asked muni riders if they knew the definition of jihad. >> religious war. >> a holy war. >> webster defines it as a holy war, but there's a second definition that is more appropriate. >> the proper meaning, as many of us describe it, is to struggle and that's it. for many that is an
are carrying messages of jihad. but it's not what you might think. it's a campaign to try to educate residents about the real meaning of the word. it began in chicago. it's now reached the bay area. abc7 news reporter explains. >> my jihad is to stay fit debite my busy schedule. what's yours? that's the statement on the side of this muni bus. it's part of an educational campaign created by c.a.r.e., the council on american islamic relations. the group has put 35ads on buses rolling through san francisco. >> the intention of the campaign is to educate our fellow americans about what the word jihad means. >> she is the executive director of c.a.r.e.'s bay area office. >> a common misconception of the word jihad is it means armed struggle or holy war. and that is something that has been perpetrated by many who have made careers out of pushing anti-muslim sentiment. >> i asked muni riders if they knew the definition of jihad. >> religious war. >> a holy war. >> webster defines it as a holy war, but there's a second definition that is more appropriate. >> the proper meaning, as many of us describe
. the budget includes a $2 billion increase in funding for k-12 education. but not all districts will get the same amount of money. in fact, the governor pointed to two bay area school systems to justify his decision to give more money to certain schools and less to others. nbc's arturo santiago joins us from piedmont. i can imagine this is already causing controversy. >> reporter: a bit of it, raj. the governor specifically mentioned richmond and piedmont, two distinctly different school districts but when it comes to what the governor is proposing for the k-12 funding, you'll get similar reactions from each one. now, at perrys elementary school in richmond, 100% of its students are on the free or reduced lunch program. now, this is the kind of school that the governor is trying to focus on. he just doesn't want to increase funding across the board. he wants to disproportionately fund the schools, like perrys that have disproportionate challenges. that would mean less funding for schools with fewer low-income or non-english speaking students. the educators i spoke to in both richmond and
brown's budget calls for increased funding for education, $2.7 million more and $250 million more to the csu and uc systems. the increase is made possible by voters who approved tax hikes under proper 30. he warned the surplus could disappear based on federal actions, cutting the national debt or healthcare costs. democrats say the plan mirrors their own but they are eyeing rebuilding the social safety net. >> we are in this middle ground area, no more cuts. >> reporter: the leader of the democrats in the senate pointed january is not may. in may the governor will release his budget which we could see the surplus disappeared or see that it has grown, in which cases democrats may restore afunding to social -- funding to social service cuts. ken pritchett,. >> reporter: >> more details. the state estimates it will have a surplus of $851 million. it drops down for 2014. but then it increases to 400 million the next year. it is projected at a billion dollars for the 2016 year. >> restore. rebuild. >> after governor jerry brown announced the plan protesters gathered at city hall. this
of education has issued 11 grants to schools. we need more, we will see as budget proposals the president's and the secretary's real commitment to this to ensure that we have some resources for innovative programs that are happening across the country for those local programs that are really changing the way their schools function and their communities see their schools and promoting those and scaling them up. >> very quickly because i know we want to move on, the attorney general launched a defending childhood initiative, i know there's a lot of philanthropy in the room, we want to work in partnership to find those innovative programs. there was a jurisdiction in north dakota that got a grant to implement some of the restoretive justice programs, the superintendent mentioned those. those have shown real potential for doing good things in terms of preventing recidivism in the bullying context. a grant to boston for statewide bullying intervention, so there's a number of different places, portland, maine and elsewhere. if you have ideas you should never hesitate to call us. we're not a g
with public education but a new proposal outlined by the state superintendent of schools promises to be different. >> and i think parents across the state of california will be pleased to see a system that gets their students ready for the jobs and careers out there. >> reporter: there are 12 recommendations for revamping student testing. the most immediate, suspending star testing next year for second graders and make the switch to the new test. science assessments will be added and the state will consider alternatives to the current high school exit exam. a representative of the san ramon valley unified school district was excited. when was the last time you heard that? >> most of the teachers that i talk to say this is great because it allows us to be creative again. >> reporter: the goal is to phase out rote memorization and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. eventually all students will take the test on computers and no two tests will be the same. the computer asks questions based on a student's previous answer to pinpoint
for increased money to education, 2.7 billion to can through 12. the increase in education spending is made possible by voters who approved tax hikes in november under proposition 30. brown was quick to warn that the surplus could disappear based on federal actions such as cutting the national debt or increased health care costs. democrats who control the legislature say the governor's plan mirrors their own but they are eyeing rebuilding the social net. >> we're in this middle ground area. no more cuts but not sufficient moneys to make restoration. >> reporter: in sacramento, ken pritchett. >>> the governor's focus on education may come at the expense of some of the wealthiest school districts. the governor said the situation is different for people who grew up in oakland or compton than those growing up in piedmont. his proposal calls for pouring money into schools where students are learning english as a second language. >> disproportionally funding those schools that have disproportional challenges. >> reporter: wealthier schools could see cuts. the san mateo union school district says
education funding and healthcare reforms. >>> a dog grooming van crashes into a business in san jose and we will tell you what happened to this vehicle just before this happened and what it means for the store. >>> rosemary is up in a few minutes and she will tell us about some cold temperatures headed this way. >> they are the hottest tickets to get but if they are looking for 49ers tickets, that is coming up after the break. . >>> california highway patrol is investigating an auto pedestrian accident which sent an elderly woman to the hospital. it happened around 5:30 at mission boulevard in unincorporated hayward. the woman was taken to the medical center and is expected to survive. the driver is said to be cooperating with authorities. >>> a special red light camera will be install at one of the most dangerous treat corners. they just installed one at market and arcadia streets. many pedestrians have been hit and they are hoping to catch drivers making illegal right turns. >>> a stolen truck in san jose, the crash happened at 8:00 a.m. on brennan lane and north i-85. this left two busi
thing. >> reporter: governor brown's budget does call for increased money to education, 2.7 billion to can through 12. the increase in education spending is made possible by voters who approved tax hikes in november under proposition 30. brown was quick to warn that the surplus could disappear based on federal actions such as cutting the national debt or increased health care costs. democrats who control the legislature say the governor's plan mirrors their own but they are eyeing rebuilding the social net. >> we're in this middle ground area. no more cuts but not sufficient moneys to make restoration. >> reporter: in sacramento, ken pritchett. >>> the governor's focus on education may come at the expense of some of the wealthiest school districts. the governor said the situation is different for people who grew up in oakland or compton than those growing up in piedmont. his proposal calls for pouring money into schools where students are learning english as a second language. >> disproportionally funding those schools that have disproportional challenges. >> reporter: wealthier sch
. >> we have the achievement gap here between students and i think that rocket ship education will help us close that achievement gap. >> reporter: the issue goes to the sitting planning commission tomorrow. if it's approved by both panel, it then goes to the planning board of education for a zoning exemption january 23rd. >>> a humane society worker spotted a mountain lion last night about 6:00. sheriff deputies were called out to the 800 block of portola road. but by the time they got there it appears the animal had left the area. >>> city workers worked to fill 500 sandbags today in east palo alto. shovel full by shovel full crews loaded the sandbags. they'll be placed along san francis creek tomorrow. the creek flooded last month during heavy rainstorms. >>> we are just about to start peeling some pretty big changes weather wise. let's go now to our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> not a rain event but cold air event. there'll be some snow flurries on the bay area peaks. but the real impact will be the very cold air and the origins of this storm. cold storm do not bring a lot of moi
in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times for so long it really is a new era. this is a governor who repeatedly has talked about fiscal discipline, even when things are starting to look good for california this year. so his message today is that that deficit may be gone but we still have a wall of debt to pay back from the hard years. and the biggest winner of his proposed budget plan, k-12 schools. after years of cuts, they are going to get $2.7 billion more next year and that number continues to rise so that by 2016 an extra $2700 per student per year will be spent here in california. now, the governor is not only adding money to public schools. he's also returning spending power back to the local level and one big beneficiary will be perry's elementary schoo in richmond. it's one of the poorest schools in the state with every child on
: teaching to the test seems to sum up what's wrong with public education but a new proposal outlined by the state superintendent of schools promises to be different. >> and i think parents across the state of california will be pleased to see a system that gets their students ready for the jobs and careers out there. >> reporter: there are 12 recommendations for revamping student testing. the most immediate, suspending star testing next year for second graders and make the switch to the new test. science assessments will be added and the state will consider alternatives to the current high school exit exam. a representative of the san ramon valley unified school district was excited. when was the last time you heard that? >> most of the teachers that i talk to say this is great because it allows us to be creative again. >> reporter: the goal is to phase out rote memorization and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. eventually all students will take the test on computers and no two tests will be the same. the computer asks questions
for education. nannette miranda is live in sacramento with more on this for us. >> reporter: if you look at just the state's general fund, things do look rosier but it doesn't account for the big debt that california has to pay back but the governor sees this as great progress. >> over here.... >> he says the budget deficit has been wiped out. and spending in kindergarten through 12th great will go up $2700 under a controversial proposal to give schools more money. >> growing up in richmond is not like it is growing up in los gatos or piedmont. >> higher education will see a bump of $2,000 per student in the same time period. all thanks to resounding economy and california voters for approving the tax hike under proposition 30 last november. >> they voted for the tax measure, we're putting money into schools as i said, but we're not going to play the game of spending money we don't have. >> reporter: in fact the $98 billion budget plan includes a billion dollar rainy day fund. proposal also drew cautious praise from republicans. >> i think the governor deserves credit for balancing a budget plan
and microsoft on issues of diversity and higher education? because they know if they want to get ahead, they've got to embrace that diversity. if they want to continue to be a fortunes 50 company, there's got to embrace diversity. similarly if we want to get down to the local level and address this issue, we've got to teach our kids that the sooner that you embrace difference and understand that your muslim classmate or your seat classmate or your gay classmate or your limited english professor classmate might be tomorrow's ceo or today's best friend of yours, the better off we will be. you have a leg up, having done about 30 jury trials across this country and seen interactions between people of diverse backgrounds. >> and here we try to celebrate, not just embrace, our diversity. celebrate all our interesting diversity but also celebrate the things that bind us together. ruslyn, does can urriculum need to change or is that not yet where you are. >> the federal government can't -- 10th amendment. >> change it. >> that would be federal overreach. >> well stated. >> no, but, but, so we ar
an uptick in traffic. the new rocket ship education charter school near a light rail station will serve 600 students and bring a long planned park and playground to the neighborhood. >>> and we are learning tonight that some damaged windows at san jose city hall will be an expensive fix and police say someone was seen throwing rocks and bottles at the windows a couple of weeks ago. the suspect was positioned in a way so that security cameras could not make a positive id. replacement windows are on order at the cost of $12,000. >>> san jose international airport is about to welcome the world's most advanced passenger plane. boeing's 787 dreamliner will touch down friday as all nippon airlines launches its new nonstop service from silicon valley to tokyo. as cbs 5 reporter len ramirez shows us, the airport just got a slick makeover to mark the occasion. len. >> reporter: exactly right, liz. san jose has spent about 1.3 billion dollars over the last couple of years to modernize the airport behind me but a couple of the major pieces were still missing, m
taking office and cut $16 billion. the tax hike will bring in $6 billion a year for education with more money going to poorer school districts and allowing other districts more spending flexibility. >> an at risk 96-year-old man disappeared yesterday. he is 5' 2" and 165 pounds and speaks only korean. the family says he is for getful and has dementia but is used to using public transportation to the san jose korean center but did not arrive yesterday. he was wearing a blue and white checkered shirt. >> 4:32. a man who lit a woman on fire in san francisco in bayview will be arraigned today after being arrested in oakland on monday for the attack on starr lamare a woman he was dating and faces charges of attempted murder and arson after he doused tar star with gas and society her -- set her on fire. they were arguing before the attack. starr lamare is expected to survive but faces months in the hospital. >> we are learning more of the death of a home intruder at the hands of a resident. it was a conspiracy by an estranged wife that backfired. our reporter has details on that. >> apartment
the previous year. supply and demand even for higher education. >> cheryl: thank you. >> as you may have heard, oscar nominees were announced this morning. george has a run down of the big contenders up for an academy award. >> for the 85th oscars, lincoln wins bragging rights as most nominated. to win best picture it will have to beat eight other movies, amore nominated for best foreign language form, argo, beast of the southern wild, django, life of pi, silver lining playbook and zero dark 30. >> i think we're going to be sitting at the edge of our seats which movie is going to win. >> seth mcfarland made the announcement and now the meeys for best actor. >> daniel lewis in lincoln, denzel washington in flight. hugh jack man. bradley cooper in silver linings playbook and you what queen phoenix. >> plus, there is jennifer lawrence for silver lining playbook and 58-year-oldmoon you'll riva. beestd from the southern wild is the youngest and naomi watts for the impossible. >> i don't think we can predict what is going to happen after the day. supporting actor category features five former oscar
tests in the future, with the top education official unveiling a new system of student achieve ment testing supposed to emphasis critical thinking skills rather than have them choose the best answer. the standardized test measures constitute progress in english and math and qualifies high schoolers for graduation. >> still ahead, officials issued a winter "spare the air" alert today. if you look over the bay, a little bit hazy out there, right? our meteorologist, leigh glaser, is ahead with a look at the air quality and the accweather forecast. >> gabrielle giffords and her husband unveil a new gun control numberrive on the two-year anniversary of the >> the national debate over gun control has been reinvograte the in the wake of mass shootings. tonight on "world news," we speak with former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband. they are gun owners and advocates. >> two years ago today, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords survived the shooting at a tucson supermarket and is fighting back on behalf of all gun violence victims. she and her husband traveled to co
in spending which includes more funding for education and health care. it leaves $1 billion in a rainy day reserve fund. >> americans can adopt russian orphans for another year despite a controversial new russian ban on adoptions. the kremlin says a deal with the united states will remain valid until 2014 despite a new law. president putin signed the bill in response to a u.s. anticorruption measure, and 1,500 adoptions were threatened but the old adoption agreement remains in effect for one year after either party cancels it which russia did last year. >> if pakistan -- in pakistan the biggest city is on high alert after 115 were left dead in bombings. there are searches on vehicles in the capital after militants claimed responsibility for a bombing at a packed pool hall. another bombing that targeted paramilitary soldiers where there is a large shia community and people are wanted to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. >> president obama welcomes afghan president karzai to the white house this morning to discuss the future of the united states role in afghanistan. he made the rounds
with a hearing loss. i can't hear anything. >> the spebl education teacher wears a hearing aid, but it wasn't enough to cancel out feelings of being left out. >> you often feel like that. sometimes you are not good enough and don't feel like you are part of the group. >> her life has changed the same way it has for sarah bride who is also deaf. >> these women say facebook opened up the world. not only quick access, but sharing memories through pictures and videos. >> you connect with them in a way you didn't previously have an opportunity to connect with them. >> then kaman opportunity they couldn't pass up. visiting the people that made it happen at facebook headquarters in menlo park. >> really, really changed my life. >> a life that before seemed to be cutoff by the world outside the deaf community. >> that's what i like about facebook. we are on the same playing field. we haven't had it before. >> a teacher to deaf children for more than 40 years, watching kids struggle with the disconnect was frustrating. >> these kids are smart. they have every opportunity, but there was that piece th
for public schools from $54 billion to $56 billion. prop 30 funds will also go to higher education. about $125 million each for uc and csu. still governor brown says the state must live within its means and there will be cuts to certain welfare programs. >>> testing begins today on the now bay lights project on the bay bridge. more than 25,000 l.e.d. bulbs have been attached on the western span. crews will run the first sequence test to make sure everything is in working order. computer software has been designed to change light patterns. the $8 million project was created to celebrate the bay bridge's 75th anniversary. the switch will officially be turned on in march and it will run for two years. >>> when we return, monopoly is about to use a game piece. >> and it's up to you to decide which one goes into retirement. >>> sort of a monopoly survivor twist. hasboro holding a facebook contest to eliminate one of its igt little monopoly game piece and introduce a new one. and you get to help choose which one. >> it's the latest effort to bring new excitement to the game if they created almo
by the department of education. it's called title ix. the law require the schools to have policies in place and a trained title ix coordinator to handle abuse complaints. the coordinators contact information must be made public. we found at the time of the allegations, the school district wasn't following this law. >> do you believe that some of the children would not be victims right now if the school district had simply followed the law? >> without a doubt. >> reporter: they are bay area attorneys, separately representing alleged victims and several cases against evergreen and chandler. we showed them what we unkoefred. >> had they paid attention to that which they are obligated to do, we wouldn't be sitting here talking to you today. >> reporter: the principal said she reported the alleged abuse to the district. namely the human resources director carol schmidt. and was told to handle it on her own. schmidt then testified she had not received any training on how to handle child sexual abuse in 17 years. but according to the district, schmidt is the title ix coordinator. >> in this instan
before education officials can start rewriting the test. if they get the green light, the new exams could debut in the 2014-'15 school year. >> the online courses aren't getting the hit they hoped for. the university spent more than $4 million marketing new online courses. the plan was to offer uc quality courses online to anyone including those not enrolled at the school. classes cost between $1,400 and $2,200. only one non-uc student signed up for an online class in the past year. another major problem, others like stanford and harvard offer many for free. >>> you are watching one right now. of course talking about the it tv set. >> the hottest ticket at the consumer electronics show in las vegas and our business and tech reporter scott budman to peer into the future. do you get to sample all of the these? is it for sale or just display? >> reporter: these are all samples. they're not for sale yet. sort of what you will be able to buy and that goes for a lot you're about to see. the future is bright and the future is very thin if you're a television set. they're still big draws and they
income, efrnglish second lang --english second language students. >> our education depends on disproportionly funding those schools that have challenges. >> every student qualifies for free lunch and would benefit for state money. >> i'm skeptical. i like what's being talked about. it would be exciting to see us really be able to compete. >> the rating standards here means not gaining ground on the peninsula. the district would face slashes to its budget with the proposal today. >> our district could lose about $4 million roughly. >> that's a lot of money the district can't make up. >> for now, california districts are in a holding patten waiting to see how money will be split up in the coming year. >>> restore, relive. >> in san francisco today, protest ors gathered on the -- protestors gathered today. these demonstrators say they want to disannualed budget cuts -- disabled for california's most vulnerable citizens. ktvu's has more. look for the bay area news tap -- tab on the homepage. >> according to new numbers from the labor department applications increased to just ov
will focus on improving public education and public safety. issues that impact everyone. >> whatever we do we can't forget them. we represent everybody in the city not just asian americans. >> one more, hi. >> reporter: yee and other supervisors will be sworn in tomorrow. also tomorrow the board is likely to reelect current board member chu who is also chinese american. reporting live in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> three new city council members were sworn in today in oakland it is one of the largest council change overs in recent history. swearing in ceremonies were also held for the new city attorney and four board of education directors. major jean quan making lawmakers a progressive green city. >>> today the u.s. supreme court announced the days it intends to hear two closely related cases. they plan to hear arguments on proposition eight which banned gay marriage. they plan to hear that case on march 26th. the next day the court plans to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the defensive marriage act also known as doma. doma prohibits federal government fro
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